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The Newsletter of the Halsey Hall Chapter
Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

September 2016

Stew Thornley

Dick Stigman to Speak at October 29 Fall Chapter Meeting
Dick Stigman will be the featured guest at the Halsey Hall Fall Chapter Meeting Saturday, October 29 at Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E. 22nd Street in south Minneapolis. Stigman, a native of Nimrod, Minnesota, had some productive seasons for the Minnesota Twins in the early 1960s. Stigman participates in Twins Fantasy Camps in Florida, where a regular attendee is chapter member Lloyd Kepple, who extended the invitation to Stigman.

Registration for the meeting is at 8:30 with research presentations beginning at 9:00. Stigman will be on at 1:00. A business meeting will be held during lunch. The cost for the meeting and lunch is $10. The meeting only is $5. Those wanting lunch must RSVP to Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.

Members are invited to submit a proposal to make a research presentation at the meeting (with the understanding they might not know if they’re available until the meeting date is set. Proposals must be sent to Research Committee co-chairs Brenda Himrich or Sarah Johnson and include a title and brief outline of what the presentation will consist of with emphasis on the research that will be included. Standard presentations are 20 minutes (with an additional eight minutes for questions) although the duration may be longer or shorter depending on the needs of the presenter and of the schedule. The Research Committee (which also consists of Dan Levitt, Stew Thornley, Rich Arpi, and Bob Tholkes) will finalize the schedule of research presentations two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.

What Else?

The next Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, an informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of talking baseball, will be at 9:00 on Saturday, September 10 at Curran’s, 4201 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis.

The book club will next meet Saturday, October 1at 9:30 a.m. at the usual spot, Barnes & Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville. The book selection is The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract or The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract by Bill James. The group will also discuss the telecast of the first game of the 1968. The game is available for viewing on YouTube: 1968 World Series, Game 1 Tigers @ Cardinals.

The deadline for submitting research presentation abstracts for the 2017 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Baseball Conference (to be held April 21-22 in Cooperstown) is October 31. The abstract must be between 200 and 500 words for a 20- to 25-minute presentation, must include name, title, and contact information, and must be sent as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to Peter Mancuso.

The Baseball Hall of Fame Tour, with interactive displays, virtual-reality exhibits, and custom-made Hall of Fame artifacts, is coming to Minneapolis September 16 to 29, 2016.

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New Member: Grant Kleiman
Grant Kleiman is a 2016 recipient of a SABR Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award for his paper on Rube Foster. Grant is from Hutchinson, and his family includes a dad, mom, sister Maggie, and rat terrier Bailey as well as four grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Grant just started college at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall and plays the trumpet in the pep band.

Grant spent his early childhood in Golden Valley, playing tag and wiffle ball with his best friend, Quin Cotton, who was drafted this year by the Colorado Rockies and whose dad, Anthony, was a sports writer for the Star Tribune, Denver Post, and Sports Illustrated.

Grant shares his October 1 birthday with Xander Bogaerts, Rod Carew, Jeff Reardon, Chuck Hiller, Jimmie Reese, Roberto Kelly, Hal Naragon, Carmen Hill, Esteban Bellan, Jimmy Carter, Julie Andrews, Walter Matthau, George Peppard, Zach Galifianakis, Randy Quaid, Richard Harris (Professor Albus Dumbledore), and Richard Loo.

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Member News
Howard Luloff has a blog about local sports and game shows worth checking out: Howilu Sports and Games Network

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   September 10—Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Curran’s, 42nd and Nicollet, 9:00 a.m.

   October 1Book Club and Vintage Game Video Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract or The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract by Bill James, and Game One of the 1968 World Series.

    October 29—Fall Chapter Meeting, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis. Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.

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Board of Directors 2016-2017
President—Frank Kadwell
Vice President—Tom Flynn
Secretary—Brent Heutmaker
Treasurer—Jerry Janzen
Gene Gomes
Lloyd Kepple
Doug Skipper

The Holy Cow! Editor—Stew Thornley
Webmaster—John Gregory 
Ass. Webmasters—Stew Thornley and Frank Kadwell
Social Media Director—Tom Flynn

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